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Yemen's Civil War - and How the U.S. is Involved

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Since 2015, a civil war has raged in Yemen between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebel movement. The conflict is estimated to have caused the deaths of more than 60,000 people since 2016 and placed two thirds of the country’s population in food insecurity. In 2018, the UN issued a statement that 14 million Yemeni citizens could face starvation, making it the worst famine in 100 years.

How did the war get to this point? What has been U.S. and European involvement in the region? And, most importantly, what happens next?

Join the IOP, the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts, and the Pulitzer Center as we welcome journalists Maggie Michael and Jeffrey E. Stern for a conversation about the Yemeni Civil War.

With over 15 years of experience covering the Middle East, Maggie Michael is now based in Cairo with the Associated Press. Her series, “Yemen’s Dirty War,” has explored Western involvement in the conflict. Jeffrey E. Stern has written on Yemen, Afghanistan, and Kashmir for The Atlantic, The New Republic, Slate, and more. His piece, “From Arizona to Yemen: The Journey of an American Bomb,” was published in December. The Pulitzer Center supported both reporting projects.

This conversation will be moderated by Dr. Paul Poast, associate professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the UChicago Department of Political Science.

About the Pulitzer Center

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative award-winning non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting in-depth engagement with underreported global affairs. The Center, founded in 2006, provides support for international journalism across all media platforms and creates unique programs of outreach and education. The University of Chicago is a key partner in the Center’s Campus Consortium network of more than 30 universities and colleges.

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